American Indian Workshop

Events / Exhibitions / Congresses


Cancellation of these events possible due to Corona Virus. Please check webpages!

June 16 - August 15


Emergence 2020

Rainmaker Gallery

August 12



Research in the Era of COVID-19 II: Archives, Libraries, and the Study of the West


August 24 - 25


Virtual Conference

Materializing Race: An Unconference on Objects and Identity in #VastEarlyAmerica


August 26 - 28



Four Nations Commemoration, 1620-2020: The Pilgrims and the Politics of Memory

Leiden University

August 27 - 28


Online Symposium Organized and Hosted by the International Committee for Museology (ICOFOM), International Council of Museums – U.S. (ICOM-U.S.), the Association of African American Museums (AAAM), and Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU)

Theoretical Museology in U.S. and Tribal Contexts


August 31 - October 05


Film Festival

First Indigenous Film Festival


September 03 - 05

Emerging Scholars Forum of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-speaking Countries (GKS)

Imagining Canada:'Discovering' and Navigating 'All Our Relations' in an (Un)Common Country

Freiburg Research Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)

September 03 - 05

International Conference of the International Association for Alpine History (IAAH)

Mountain „global“: a Comparing Story of the Natural Science in the Mountains, 16.-19. Century

University of Lausanne

June 28 - September 20

Special Exhibition

Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists

Philbrook Museum of Art
Tulsa, OK/USA

September 10 - 11

International Conference

Conference on Environment and Identity in the Americas

University of Essex

September 11 - 12

Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) Seminar

Cartography & Culture: Mapping the Early American South

James A. Gray Auditorium, Old Salem Visitor Center
Winston-Salem, NC/USA

September 17 - 19

International Conference

Narrative Encounters with Ethnic American Literatures

University of Klagenfurt

September 18 - 19


12th Annual Louisiana Studies Conference

Northwestern State University
Natchitoches, LA/USA

September 24 - 26

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Scholars Initiative (NASI) Conference

Relationships, Reciprocity, and Responsibilities: Indigenous Studies in Archives and Beyond

Center for Native American and Indigenous Research (CNAIR), American Philosophical Society
Philadelphia, PA/USA

September 24 - 26

American Studies Association of Norway (ASANOR) Conference

Truths, Facts, Fictions and Falsehood in American Studies

UiT – Arctic University of Norway

September 25 - 27


Fort Ticonderoga Seminar on the American Revolution

Fort Ticonderoga
Ticonderoga, NY/USA

September 28 - October 01

International Conference

Vienna Anthropology Days

New Institute Building (NIG)

October 01 - 02

International Conference

Environmental Crimes Conference

St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands/UK

October 01 - 03

International Conference

Gulf South History & Humanities Conference

The Hotel Bentley
Alexandria, LA/USA

October 02 - 04

Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (MPCA/ACA) Conference

Indigenous Studies Area

Westin Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN/USA

- October 04

Special Exhibition

Laughter and Resilience: Humor in Native American Art

Wheelwright Museum
Santa Fe, NM/USA

October 05 - 08


UArctic Congress 2020

University of Iceland

October 08 - 10


The Association of Historians of American Art (AHAA) Sixth Biennial Symposium

Washington, DC/USA

October 09 - 11

BrANCH Conference

Annual Association of British American Nineteenth Century Historians (BrANCH) Conference

Madingley Hall

October 11 - 15

Salzburg Global American Studies Program

What Future for Democracy? Polarization, Culture and Resilience in America and the World

Session 678

Schloss Leopoldskron

October 12 - 14

International Conference

Mass Violence and Its Lasting Impact on Indigenous Peoples - The Case of the Americas and Australia/Pacific Region

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA/USA

October 14 - 17

Annual Western History Association (WHA) Conference

Migrations, Meeting Grounds, and Memory

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque & Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, NM/USA

October 15 - 17


Virtual Conference

University Art Association of Canada (UAAC-AAUC) Conference

Simon Fraser University (SFU), University of British Columbia (UBC) and University Art Association of Canada (UAAC)
Vancouver, BC/Canada

October 16 - 27

Conrad E. Wright Research Conference

“Shall Not Be Denied”: The 15th and 19th Amendments at the Sesquicentennial and Centennial of their Ratifications

Massachusetts Historical Society
Boston, MA/USA

October 24

New Netherland Institute (NNI) Conference

Race and Slavery in North America's Dutch Communities

African Burial Ground National Monument
New York City, NY/USA

October 26 - 27

International American Studies Conference of the American Studies Association of Turkey (ASAT)

Movement and Mobility in America

Department of Foreign Language Education, Ondokuz Mayıs University

November 01 - 15

Film Festival

25th Red Nation International Film Festival & Awards

Los Angeles, CA/USA

November 02 - 06

World Indigenous Peoples' Conference on Education (WIPCE)

Indigenous Education Sovereignty: Our Voices - Our Futures

Adelaide Convention Centre
Adelaide, South Australia/Australia

November 03 - 06

Conference of the European Association for the Study of Literature, Culture and Environment (EASCLE)

Transcreations - Creaturely encounters as cultural artefacts

University of Granada

November 05 - 06


Exclude to Include. Global Perspectives on Boarding Schools, their Participants and Processes during the 19th and 20th Centuries

University of Münster

November 05 - 07


Association for Ethnic Studies Conference

Department of Ethnic Studies, Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH/USA

November 11 - 13

International Workshop

Colonial Paradigms of Violence: Comparative Analysis of the Holocaust, Genocide and Mass Killing

Center for Holocaust Studies, Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History (IfZ)

November 12 - 13

Interdisciplinary Conference

Civil Society and the Law: Civil Disobedience, Protests and the (Re)writing of Environmental Politics

UNIL - University of Lausanne

November 12 - 13

Canadian Business History Association/l'association canadienne pour l'histoire des affaires (CBHA/ACHA) Meeting

CBHA/ACHA Annual Meeting

University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, MB/Canada

November 12 - 15

Society for the History of Discoveries Annual Meeting

New Orleans and the Mississippi Delta: Cultural Crossroads

Williams Research Center of the Historic New Orleans
New Orleans, LA/USA

November 12 - 15

International Conference

Circus and its Others 2020

University of California
Davis, CA/USA

November 16 - 20

International Conference

Visual Depictions of the American West - How the West Was Drawn and What It Showed Us

University Ca' Foscari of Venice
Venezia, VE/Italy

November 18 - 22

American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting

Truth and Responsibility

Cervantes Convention Center at America's Center
St. Louis, MO/USA

November 19 - 20

International Conference

Indigenous Environmental Artistic Practices Responding to Pollution: Comparative Research between Oceania and the Americas

Université de Bretagne Occidentale

November 19 - 22

Southern Historical Association Meeting

Annual Meeting

Sheraton Memphis Downtown
Memphis, TN/USA

November 24 - 27

European Society of Comparative Literature (ESCL) Conference

Narrations of Origins in World Cultures and the Arts

University of Torino

November 27 - 28

Swiss Association for North American Studies Biennial Conference

Work: A Conference on the Labors of Language, Culture, and History

School of Humanties and Social Sciences, University of St. Gallen
St. Gallen/Switzerland

[November, tba]

41st American Indian Workshop

Indigenous Shapes of Water & Current Research

Department of Ethnology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University

November 30 - December 03

Island Dynamics Conference



December 08 - 12

Conference of the European Early American Studies Association (EEASA)

Colonisations, revolutions, and reinventions in early America and the Atlantic World 1600-1848

University of Poitiers

December 09 - 12

Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference in North American Studies

North America: Inclusive, Exclusive, and Exceptional

University of Helsinki


[Spring 2021]


Washington Early American Seminar

University of Maryland
College Park, MD/USA

[Spring 2021]


Ecological Spiritualities

Program for the Evolution of Spirituality, Harvard Divinity School
Cambridge, MA/USA

[postponed to 2021]

Summer School

European Summer School in Canadian Studies (ESSCS 2020)

University of Vienna & University of Insbruck
Vienna & Innsbruck/Austria

January 04 - 07

American Historical Association (AHA) Meeting

135th Annual Meeting

Washington State Convention Center
Seattle, WA/USA

January 28 - 29

International Conference

Global Provenance. Revisiting Appropriated Heritage in the Light of Inclusive Partnerships

Palais de Rumine

February 04 - 07

Conference of the International Society for the Study of Religion, Nature, and Culture

Religion and Environment: Relations and Relationality

Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ/USA

February 19 - 21

Conference of the Association for Canadian Studies in German-Speaking Countries (GKS)

Ecologies – Environments – Ethics

Hotel am Badersee

March 03 - 07

Society of Early Americanists (SEA) Conference

The Many Pasts, Presents, & Futures of Early America

Emory Conference Center & Hotel, Emory University
Atlanta, GA/USA

April 12 - 17

Symposium on the American Indian

Visionaries of Indian Country

Northeastern State University, University Center
Tahlequah, OK/USA

April 13 - 15


Colors and Cultures—couleurs et cultures

Université de Haute-Alsace

Universität Basel,

[April 2021]

ICME, INTERCOM & ICOM Joint Conference

Transforming Collecting Policies in Museums: the Need for Leadership and Societal Responsibility

Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum

April 30 - May 01

Garden and Landscape Studies Symposium

Land Back: Indigenous Landscapes of Resurgence and Freedom

Dumbarton Oaks
Washington, DC/USA

May 11 - 15


Rural Women’s Studies Association (RWSA) Triennial Conference - Virtual Conference

Kitchen Table Talk to Global Forum

University of Guelph
Guelph, ON/Canada

May 29 - June 07

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences

Northern Relations

University of Alberta,
Edmonton, AL/Canada

June 09 - 11


Studies of Belonging

Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS)

[June 2021]

Beyond the Spectacle: Native North American Presence in Britain Confernce

Indigenous Mobilities – Travelers through the Heart(s) of Empire

Reid Hall

[June 2021]

42nd American Indian Workshop

[Title to be announced]

Department of British and American Studies, European University Cyprus

[June 2021]


Conference of Quaker Historians and Archivists

Earlham College
Richmond, IN/USA

June 17 - 20

Sixth European Congress on World and Global History

Minorities, Cultures of Integration and Patterns of Exclusion


July 05 - 09

European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) Conference

Same planet, different worlds: environmental histories imagining anew

University of Bristol

August 05 - 07

International Conference

Raising Indigenous Voices in Academia: A Conference on the Scholarship of Indigenous Knowledge

Seneca Resort and Casino
Niagara Falls, NY/USA

August 19 - 21


20/21 Vision: Speculating in Literature and Film in Canada

University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan/Canada

August 29 - September 01

Summer Academy of Atlantic History

Atlantic Worlds between the Global and the National

Kloster Bernried
Lake Starnberg, Bavaria/Germany

[Fall 2021]

American Society for Ethnohistory (ASE) Meeting

Intimacy and Interaction

Duke University
Durham, NC/USA

[Fall 2021]

Joint Symposium & Workshop

Campuses and Colonialism

William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University
Ranchos de Taos, NM/USA


Center for the Study of the American South, University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC/USA

November 30 - December 02

Association of Tribal Archives, Libraries, and Museums (ATALM) Conference

International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museum

Renaissance Downtown Hotel
Washington, DC/USA


[exact date tba]

Film Festival

Indianer Inuit: The North American Film Festival


[Date to be announced]

43rd American Indian Workshop

[Title to be announced]


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